ca. 1930. [Berlin]: ca. 1930. Two fine original watercolor and pencil drawings, on card stock, measuring 13 × 8.5 cm, tipped to black colored paper. Both drawings with Masiutin's estate stamp, one additionally signed in pencil and dated "193?" (illegible). Very good.
Two original watercolor drawings by the Russian artist Vasilii Masiutin, most likely produced during the 1930s, when Masiutin occasionally designed costumes and sets for theatre performances in his Berlin exile. Masiutin (1884-1955, also Masjutin), whose early work blended symbolism, the grotesque, and even surrealism, was occasionally referred to as the Russian Goya. He was active in a range of media, including lithograph and woodcut, as well as producing original drawings and paintings. After 1921, he emigrated and settled in Berlin, where he collaborated with numerous Russian emigre publishers, such as "Neva" and "Gelikon," as well as illustrating many German translations of Russian classics. While largely unknown in Russia until recently, he is now being rediscovered an increasingly the subject of exhibitions and publications.
Book ID: P4877